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March 28, 2015
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UCLA scientists use ‘NanoVelcro’ and temperature control to extract tumor cells from blood

An international group led by scientists at UCLA’s California NanoSystems Institute has developed a new method for effectively extracting and analyzing cancer cells circulating in patients’ blood. Circulating tumor cells are cancer cells that break away from tumors and travel … Continue reading

June 28, 2014
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STD may heighten risk of prostate cancer

Could a common sexually transmitted infection boost a man’s risk for prostate cancer? In a new study, Patricia Johnson, a professor of microbiology, immunology and molecular genetics at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, explored the connection between … Continue reading

January 24, 2014
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How do we feel pain?

One day Donald Simone, then a psychology major at Northeastern University, was thumbing through the job listings for work-study students. He found several choices, including a cafeteria job and one in a neuroscience lab. He decided to try the science … Continue reading

June 9, 2012
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Building Molecular ‘Cages’ to Fight Disease

UCLA-created nanoscale protein containers could aid drug, vaccine delivery UCLA biochemists have designed specialized proteins that assemble themselves to form tiny molecular cages hundreds of times smaller than a single cell. The creation of these miniature structures may be the … Continue reading

December 14, 2011
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Understanding How Cancer Spreads: Nanotech Single-Cell Monitoring Technique Could Give Insights

ANN ARBOR, Mich.— A technique that lets researchers monitor single cancer cells in real time as they float in liquid could help doctors study the breakaway tumor cells that cause metastasis. Metastasis is the process of the disease spreading through … Continue reading

November 4, 2011
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Fat Cells in Abdomen Fuel Spread of Ovarian Cancer

A large pad of fat cells that extends from the stomach and covers the intestines provides nutrients that promote the spread and growth of ovarian cancer, reports a University of Chicago-based research team in the journal Nature Medicine, published online … Continue reading

October 17, 2011
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New Method helps Researchers Zero in on Drugs that can kill Brain Cancer Stem Cells

Researchers with UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center have developed a new screening approach to identify chemical compounds that can target and kill the stem cells responsible for creating deadly brain tumors. Glioblastoma is one of the deadliest malignancies, typically killing … Continue reading

June 7, 2011
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Avocado

The benefits of the fruits and leaves of this therapeutic tree: this tree, native to Central America, is now grown all over the world. All parts except the root, have a therapeutic effect.